BY CORRESPONDENT ,MOMBASA,8TH OCT 2017-Former Mombasa senator on Sunday 8th Oct joined the Jubilee party a month after cutting links with NASA.
Omar said if his petition against governor Joho sails through, he will vie on a Jubilee ticket.
“If Suleiman Shahbal will have a better chance, I will back him. If it is me, Shahbal will back me,” he said.
Omar lost the governor race after managing just 44,000 votes.He said he joined Jubilee “to save Mombasa”.
“Political process is not an end, it’s a means,” he said.
Speaking when President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto gave title deeds to three schools and two groups in Mombasa ,Omar said he fell-out with NASA leadership after then, Cord, forced former IEBC boss Isaac Hassan-led team out of office.
He said he was targeted because he came from the minority group.
The former senator who vowed to mobilize support base at the coast on behalf of president Kenyatta and DP Ruto , said Cord did not have the one million signature to trigger its ‘Okoa Kenya’ bid.
He said signatures were forged.
“If Isaac was Kikuyu or a Kalenjin, he would not have been hounded out of office,” he claimed, adding that IEBC CEO Erza Chiloba should stay put.
Deputy president William Ruto encouraged him to soldier-on after August 8, loss.
“August 11 the first person to call me was Ruto and said, ‘my friend, don’t lose hope, it is the beginning of the journey’,” he said
“He told me, ‘you are a young man, come we work together’.”
Omar said Raila cannot ruin professionals’ career by street protest.
Omar also told off the opposition for holding anti â IEBC protests three times a week.
If the Supreme Court did not find any criminal issue with the IEBC, who are you? Omar posed.
Omar urged Chiloba not to be intimidated with the protests calling for his resignation.
”Do your job you are a young man. You have a family to feed and integrity to protect. Do not be biased”.he said.
Omar also urged that Mombasa residents to turn out in large numbers and vote to re-elect the incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.
“We cannot have Raila as President and Joho as governor. We must do everything change the direction of the country, ” Omar said.